Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is used as a natural remedy for the prevention and cure of health problems in humans and animals. ACV can be used as a treatment aid, cleansing detox, or even to make a delicious, homemade salad dressing!
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Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
by David Proctor
September 8, 2022
Urban Farm Lifestyle Magazine Published Weekly
“Apple cider vinegar is a type of vinegar made from apples, it’s fermented apple juice.
To make apple cider vinegar, apples are crushed and exposed to yeast.
By doing this, the natural sugar from the apple is fermented over time and turned into alcohol.
Then the apple cider is fermented again to make the cider turn into vinegar.
The health benefits for man and beast can be amazing.
Apple cider vinegar can provide human health benefits such as:
- Is a natural laxative and can improve digestion;
- Lowers blood sugar levels;
- Improve insulin sensitivity;
- Reduces belly fat;
- Lowers cholesterol;
- Lowers blood pressure and improves heart health;
- Prevents and decreases the risk of getting cancer and slows down the growth of cancer cells.
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The nutritional makeup of apple cider vinegar contains:
- Amino acids;
The greatest benefits are obtained when you use an organic, raw – unfiltered, with the “Mother”, and unpasteurized product.
To consume apple cider vinegar, you can drink it as it is or add it to recipes or use it as a marinade.
Common dosage per day is approximately 1-2 tablespoons per day.”
This amount will change some when given to animals.
Pat Colby – Natural Horse Care
“When used for animals, and specifically in this example with horses, this product is invaluable in any region where potassium is often in short supply, mainly due to chemical farming.
Cider vinegar contains natural potassium in a safe form.
It should always be bought in bulk and unpasteurized.
Feeding quantities of apples as such can lead to digestive problems in horses (although chopped apples are supposed to be good with sanding).
Horses, goats, and other animals, willingly take cider vinegar in pretty large amounts and it is wholly beneficial for minerals and a source of potassium.
Cider vinegar maintains the correct pH in the body, which is probably one of the reasons it is so helpful.
Because of its potassium content, it is invaluable for mares coming up to foaling.
If there is any doubt about potassium levels, start feeding it six weeks before the foal is due.
It doesn’t hurt to feed year-round with apple cider vinegar with your animals.
Potassium deficiencies cause blood vessel constriction, affecting the extremities and, it seems, the cervix and uterus in the final stages of pregnancy, dystokia (slow or difficult labor or delivery) is the result.
Many stock owners and human mothers have observed an amazing difference with birth being relatively easier and with the newborn in very good health.
Cider vinegar helps prevent bruising and assists the tissues in recovering from exertion.
Given regularly to a stallion, it will help prevent urinary calculi, and it is especially useful if they are limited to very hard water, as is the case on many properties.
Cider vinegar added to feed twice a week would be sufficient to stop stones in the urethra or kidneys, and prevention is certainly better than the cure for this dangerous condition.
A tablespoon twice a week would be enough for a stallion.
It can also be used as a mild cure for skin conditions.
For instance, cider vinegar can be used on ringworm when it is too close to the eyes to use a copper wash; rubbing it in well two or three times a day for a couple of days is usually enough.
Apple cider vinegar can be very useful for the natural prevention and treatment of many common ailments.
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Baier, Lacey. “19 Benefits of Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar + How to Drink It.” A Sweet Pea Chef, 11 Nov. 2019, www.asweetpeachef.com/benefits-of-apple-cider-vinegar/.
“D. C. JARVIS.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 25 Aug. 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._C._Jarvis.
Coleby, Pat. Natural Horse Care. Acres U.S.A., 2010. p54-55
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